Friday, 14 November 2014

Playing Catch Up...

It's been a while since I posted any reviews or taken part in my usual book memes. Real life has gotten in the way some what. All good things though which is always a bonus. Since my last post I have purchased, borrowed and received many books. And I've read quite a few too. So, in this post I am going to give a quick run down of these books to incorporate my Mailbox Monday and WWW Wednesdays book memes.

Here are the books which made it in to my house over the last few weeks:

Kindle Purchases:

NetGalley Books for Review:

What are you currently reading?
I am currently reading my first Robert McCammon book, Swan Song. It's a real whopper at 856 pages. It is set in a post-nuclear-apocalyptic world with some supernatural elements thrown in to the mix. I am really liking the writing style and there are some great characters. It's pretty bleak as you'd expect when life as you know it goes down the pan. I'm nearly half way through it. I will definitely be reading more of McCammon's books in the future.

What have you read recently?
I've read quite a number of books since I last posted. My most recently read book was a firm favourite of mine, Ready Player One by Ernest Cline. Many of my Goodreads friends had read it and rated it 5 stars so I've wanted to read it for a while now. I decided to treat myself to the book with some money I got for my birthday. I read it as a buddy read which I am glad of as I got to discuss and reminisce over the 80s popular culture references throughout the book. I will post my review soon.

I read Horns by Joe Hill, one of my favourite authors, in preparation for the film release. The book was fantastic, although I'm yet to go to the cinema and see it.

I also read a horror classic for Halloween - Ghost Story by Peter Straub. This was my first book by Straub. I thought the book was pretty slow in pace but it still had me captivated which is quite unusual for me. I will certainly check out his other books though.

Another favourite recent read was Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz. I have read a large proportion of Koontz's work and this book is a great start to the series. I've already bought the follow up book for it. I do love it when I find a series I like that has already quite a number of books in it to work through.

Another classic was Interview with a Vampire by Anne Rice which I thought I had better read as I received it for my birthday last year and a year has already flown by. I profess to loving anything vampire so it's quite embarrassing that I have never read this book before (I've seen the film though). I did enjoy it, loved the writing style but it was quite slow in pace.

And finally, I read The Golden Compass by Philip Pullman. This is a fantastic book - I wish I had been a kid when it came out to experience it with childhood imagination and wonder.

What will you be reading next?
I've pretty much finished all my book challenges for the year so after I've finished Swan Song, I am going to read something fun I think. I've got quite a number of NetGalley books to read and review but also I would like to read some of my dead tree books so they can go off to the charity shop so I have one less book to pack when I move house. Decisions, decisions!

Have you read any of these? And what did you think?

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